Have you ever realized how negativity affects your life? Have you ever paused for a minute and asked yourself how negativity affects your mind, body, your spirit, and the people around you?
Negativity is inevitable, especially during this time of difficulty. But let me tell you some strategies to avoid negativity and defeat it completely. Because believe me, my friend, you can actually do something about it.
In this episode, I'm sharing with you how negativity affects our day-to-day life and how to absolutely turn it around. I will also give you three tips and practices that you can do to turn negativity into something positive.
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Mariana Thomas 0:00
Hello, friends. Welcome to the Mindfully Recharged podcast. This is your host, Mariana Thomas. Today's episode, how negativity can weaken your mind and body. Yes, let’s get to this short episode right away. Let's not waste any time. I'll see you there.
Intro Speaker 0:24
Welcome to Mindfully Recharged with Mariana Thomas. In this podcast. Mariana brings you mindful conversations and people that will develop and recharge you from the inside out so that you can increase productivity in your personal and professional life. This is Mindfully Recharged.
Mariana Thomas 0:45
Welcome, friends. We are here with another episode. And yes, let's talk about how negativity can weaken your mind and body. I know how difficult this is to avoid. But we must. There is a lot going on in the country, in the United States, if you're here. But there's a lot going on all around the world, and negativity is everywhere. It can be difficult to avoid, but it's important that we do, it's important that you do, my friend. Negative thoughts and feelings can truly weaken your mind and body in so many ways, not to mention the impact they have on those around you. Because when we are feeling negative, we are not just abusing ourselves, but we are also giving that energy to the people that are around us. So, the key is learning how to identify negative thoughts and deal with them before they take over your life. Yes, my friend. It can be very easy to just let go and stay in a negative state. If you are asking yourself, “Hmm, how negativity hurts my body?” Yeah, let me tell you. Negative emotions, like anger, or fear, those feelings are shown to cause high blood pressure, and heart diseases, and diabetes, and weight gain, and wow, all kinds of stuff. All depending on whether or not the person has any condition extremely when it comes to negativity. Okay, negativity can actually weaken your mind as well, and your spirit.
Mariana Thomas 3:05
We just talked about what it does to the body. But yeah, in order to maintain a positive outlook in life, it is crucial, my friends, that you take measures to protect yourself against the effects of negativity. I'm going to give you three ways that you can do easily at home when you’re sitting on meditation.
Mariana Thomas 3:33
Anywhere you are, you can sit down, this is the first one to envision what success looks like for you, and daily work towards that goal. Okay, why am I saying that? Because when we are in a state of negativity, we are not thinking about our success. We are not thinking about our goals. We are doing the opposite. We are thinking negative. I just heard a thunder, by the way. So, it's all good. We're gonna stay positive. So, the first thing is to envision, “Where do I want to go? What is my goal? What am I working on?” And focus on that. And that is going to give you the first step to forget about all the negative things that are happening because you're going to focus on moving forward.
Mariana Thomas 4:34
The second thing is to get rid of distractions by identifying them and then making a plan to avoid or eliminate those distractions completely, my friends. You know, I've been doing that very intentionally. I was getting a lot of notifications on my phone, and I have been pausing some of them, because it truly distracts me. You know, and I'm doing something, and I get a notification and I go, “Oh, let me see what it is,” “Oh, a squirrel over here.” So, you have to sit down and say, “Okay, what are the distractions that I gained throughout the day?” Okay? And try to eliminate them, or eliminate them completely, or at least reduce them. Because what happened is that when you get distracted, you are gonna think about, “Oh, I just got distracted,” and immediately, your mind goes into a negative state. Because that's not what's in your plan. Your plan is to stay focus on whatever you're doing, then something distracted you, because you got a notification on your phone, on your computer, whatever, or you get a phone call from someone. So, just make sure that you avoid distractions.
Mariana Thomas 6:07
The third thing is surround yourself with people who make you feel good about yourself. You know, this is so important, because sometimes, we try to please people, when we know inside of us that those people are not making us feel good. And we can go deeper into that but that's another discussion, because it has a lot to do with what's going on inside of us. You know, why we are trying to please people that are not being nice to us and all that. But I need you to be intentional with that. Really pay attention to those who don't make you feel good, and just avoid that. Really surround yourself with people that are positive, that are uplifting you, that want the best for you.
Mariana Thomas 7:09
Friends, do not allow negativity into your life. It’s really not a good thing. Be proactive about how much time and energy you spend on things that are just going to frustrate you or upset you. Whether it is social media, I don't know, maybe at work, or politics. When something negative happens, don't let yourself get, “Oh, one time”. You know, I just gave you three things that you can do. But just remember this as well. Okay? I want to give you something, but these are just a few of the mindful strategies I had shared with you today. You know, there are many, these are just a few, these are simple things to do. But they can make all the difference in your day-to-day life.
Mariana Thomas 8:14
Okay? So be intentional with it. If you need to listen to this episode again, please do so. Okay? I'm going to go over those three things that I gave you, and it's envision what success looks like for you, and your daily work towards that, work daily towards that. Okay? Work towards your goal, get rid of distractions. Identify what is distracting you, and get rid of those, and surround yourself with positive people. Identify those people and identify the ones ruining it and just let them go. So, practice, practice, practice, guys. Be proactive when it comes to this, when it comes to avoiding negativity. And when something negative happens, don't let yourself get worked up. Okay? Just take a breath, breathe, and just observe what's happening, and keep going.
Mariana Thomas 9:27
I want to hear about how these suggestions have been working for you after you start applying it. And if at any time you feel overwhelmed, or you feel like this is too difficult for you right now. Don't worry, I got you. I'm going to be here with more episodes and resources of mindfulness coming soon. But in the meantime, or in, let's not say but. In the meantime, feel free to download my Mindful and Energetic Living Guide. Just go to the show notes and do that. Okay, my friends, that's it for now. Have a fantastic rest of the day. Thank you for listening, and I will see you in the next episode. Bye-bye.
Mariana Thomas 10:28
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